Karen Kubin, Teresa Medearis, Cynthia Schreuder

Opera Ball Fuels the Flame of Passion

Opera-goers are passionate about their métier. Ask them about a production, and they will weigh in on the singers, the roles, the costumes, the sets, even which performance of the same production was superior. So inviting the Opera’s most stalwart supporters to see a new supernova soprano perform a new production of Norma on Opening…

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A Moroccan Mirage in Tiburon

  There’s a Middle Eastern proverb which states, “Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.” This past weekend those words came to life, literally, for the HOTBED 2014 benefit. The Moroccan themed, Fez market-extravaganza, supported the 10,000 Degrees foundation and was created by the Drever Family Foundation. In their gorgeous, palatial estate with breathtaking views…

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Lake Deep, Fashion High

When pure light descends on a body of water, such as sunlight, it  brings into existence the color blue. This past Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 Lake Tahoe was Ultra Blue, as a result of the collaboration between Saks Fifth Avenue and Oscar de la Renta. They introduced their 45th annual luncheon and fashion show starring…

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Festival del Sole Creates Its Own Artistic Aura

The sun shining down on Napa has created a wonderful gravitational pull with the events offered at this year’s Festival del Sole. Featuring beloved and up-and-coming performers from classical music, jazz, opera, ballet, and theater, the ten-day festival is now attracting leading lights onstage, and leading luminaries off. Adding a cultural component to celebrations of…

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The Immaculate Collection by Joy Venturini Bianchi

For fashion connoisseurs of vintage-rare garments and accessories, attending Joy Venturini Bianchi’s Helpers House of Couture is the equivalent of discovering a promise land. The hip home-shop (a two-story house on Fulton Street) makes couture dreams come true for shoppers looking for exclusive fashions for a fraction of its original decadent price. All proceeds from the…